disparate


disparate
m.
1 silly thing.
¡no digas disparates! don't talk nonsense!
hacer un disparate to do something crazy
2 piece of nonsense, act of folly, mistake, absurdity.
pres.subj.
1st person singular (yo) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: disparatar.
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disparate
nombre masculino
1 (hecho) foolish act, silly thing
has cometido un disparate you did something foolish
2 (dicho) nonsense
no digas disparates don't talk nonsense
3 (error) blunder, mistake
el examen estaba lleno de disparates the exam was full of mistakes
4 familiar (barbaridad) ridiculous amount
pidieron un disparate por la casa they asked a ridiculous amount for the house
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noun m.
nonsense
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SM
1) (=comentario) foolish remark

¡no digas disparates! — don't talk nonsense!

¡qué disparate! — what rubbish!, how absurd!

2) (=acción)

sacar el coche con esta niebla es un disparate — taking the car out in this fog is just crazy o is a stupid thing to do

está tan desesperado que es capaz de cualquier disparate — he's so desperate he's capable of doing something really stupid

3) (=error) blunder

hiciste un disparate protestando — it was foolish of you to complain

4) *

había un disparate de gente — there were absolutely loads of people

costar un disparate — to cost a ridiculous amount

reírse un disparate — to laugh o.s. silly

5) (Arquit) folly
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masculino
a) (acción insensata, cosa absurda)

hacer disparates — to do stupid things

decir disparates — to make foolish remarks

cometió el disparate de conducir bebido — he was stupid enough to drink and drive

es un disparate casarse tan joven — it's crazy to get married so young

temo que haga algún disparate — I'm afraid he might do something crazy

b) (fam) (cantidad exagerada) ridiculous (o crazy etc) amount
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= absurdity, folly.
Ex. It is true that the newspapers sensationalized some of the Community's absurdities and gave prominence to the unpopular practice of disposing of surplus food at taxpayers' expense.
Ex. The attempt to train young people in this kind of discrimination seems to me to be a folly, if not a crime.
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* cometer un disparate = make + a blunder, make + a bloomer, put + Posesivo + foot in it, stick + Posesivo + foot in it, drop + a clanger, drop + a bollock, blunder.
* decir disparates = shoot off + at the mouth, talk + rubbish, talk + nonsense, talk through + Posesivo + hat.
* disparates = hogwash.
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masculino
a) (acción insensata, cosa absurda)

hacer disparates — to do stupid things

decir disparates — to make foolish remarks

cometió el disparate de conducir bebido — he was stupid enough to drink and drive

es un disparate casarse tan joven — it's crazy to get married so young

temo que haga algún disparate — I'm afraid he might do something crazy

b) (fam) (cantidad exagerada) ridiculous (o crazy etc) amount
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= absurdity, folly.

Ex: It is true that the newspapers sensationalized some of the Community's absurdities and gave prominence to the unpopular practice of disposing of surplus food at taxpayers' expense.

Ex: The attempt to train young people in this kind of discrimination seems to me to be a folly, if not a crime.
* cometer un disparate = make + a blunder, make + a bloomer, put + Posesivo + foot in it, stick + Posesivo + foot in it, drop + a clanger, drop + a bollock, blunder.
* decir disparates = shoot off + at the mouth, talk + rubbish, talk + nonsense, talk through + Posesivo + hat.
* disparates = hogwash.

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disparate
masculine
1
(acción insensata, cosa absurda): hacer disparates to do stupid ( o silly etc) things
decir disparates to talk nonsense, to make foolish remarks
cometió or hizo el disparate de conducir bebido he was stupid enough to drink and drive
hizo muchos disparates durante su juventud he did a lot of silly things o made a lot of foolish mistakes in his youth
es un disparate casarse tan joven it's stupid o it's madness o it's absurd to get married so young
es un disparate que te gastes tanto en ropa you're crazy spending o it's crazy to spend so much on clothes
está tan deprimido que temo que haga algún disparate he's so depressed that I'm afraid he might do something stupid
su discurso fue una sarta de disparates his speech was a load of nonsense o drivel o twaddle (colloq)
2 (fam) (cantidad exagerada) ridiculous ( o crazy etc) amount
3 (palabrota) swearword
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Del verbo disparatar: (conjugate disparatar)

disparaté es:

1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

disparate es:

1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente subjuntivo

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

disparate sustantivo masculino
a) (acción insensata, cosa absurda):

hacer disparates to do stupid things;

decir disparates to make foolish remarks;
es un disparate casarse tan joven it's crazy to get married so young;
temo que haga algún disparate I'm afraid he might do something crazy
b) (fam) (cantidad exagerada) ridiculous (o crazy etc) amount

disparate sustantivo masculino
1 (que se dice) nonsense: sólo sabe decir disparates, she's always talking nonsense
2 (que se hace) foolish act
3 (gran cantidad) a lot: este bolso cuesta un disparate, this handbag costs a fortune
'disparate' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
acuerdo
- delirio
- desatino
- desvarío
- aberración
- barbaridad
- dispar
- ir
- macana
English:
disparate
- folly
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disparate nm
1. [comentario, acción] silly thing;
[idea] crazy idea;
cometer o [m5]hacer un disparate to do something crazy;
cometió o [m5]hizo el disparate de invertirlo todo she made the crazy mistake of investing it all;
¿no irás a cometer o [m5]hacer algún disparate? you're not going to go and do something stupid, are you?;
¡no digas disparates! don't talk nonsense!;
¿casarme yo? ¡qué disparate! me, get married? don't be ridiculous!;
es un disparate salir sin paraguas en un día como hoy it's madness to go out without an umbrella on a day like this;
vivir tan aislado me parece un disparate it seems crazy to me to go and live in such an isolated place
2. Fam [cantidad exorbitante]
gastar/costar un disparate to spend/cost a ridiculous amount;
¡estos precios son un disparate! these prices are ridiculous!
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disparate
m fam
1 piece of nonsense;
es un disparate hacer eso it’s crazy to do that;
¡qué disparate ! what a stupid thing to say/do!
2
:
costar un disparate cost an arm and a leg fam
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disparate nm
: silliness, stupidity
decir disparates: to talk nonsense
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disparate n
1. (hecho estúpido) stupid thing
es un disparate marcharse sin pagar it's stupid to go without paying
2. (cantidad excesiva) ridiculous amount
¡el precio de las zapatillas es un disparate! the price of trainers is ridiculous!

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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